Humboldt County’s premiere paddlesports instruction & guiding center based in the beautiful seaside village of Trinidad, California.
Nestled at the gateway to the California Coastal National Monument along the rugged redwood coast, Trinidad offers up some of the most spectacular coastal paddling in the world . Whether you’re new to ocean paddling or a salty veteran, Kayak Trinidad offers a variety of options for all levels of paddler.
From beginner friendly lessons and whale & wildlife tours of Trinidad Bay to advanced instruction & coastal exploration, we can help you achieve your goals.
With over ten years of experience coaching and guiding under our belt, you can rest assured your safety and enjoyment is our primary objective.
Trinidad harbor provides a unique, protected launching and landing location, so those new to kayaking can experience the wonders of ocean paddling without having to deal with surf and breaking waves. We’ll provide basic instruction and safety information on land and in the harbor before exploring the coast south 2.5 miles towards Little River, returning to the harbor and our protected landing. Our guests have an opportunity to view a wide variety of wildlife from the seat of a kayak, including a myriad of migratory sea & shore birds, seals, sea lions, otters, sea stars, anemones, urchins, and more while silently gliding past the rock gardens, towering sea stacks, and kelp forests of the Redwood Coast.
In April and May, thousands of migrating grey whales make their way north with their calves from Baja to Alaska. Trinidad Bay is a popular pit stop for these giants of the sea. Over the years of guiding kayak whale tours we’ve come to know several of the whale’s preferred resting spots and travel lanes, making the unique experience for viewing pods of whales from your kayak highly likely when conditions allow.
May through October is fishing season in Trinidad. For those of you interested in trying for lingcod, rockfish, greenling, or salmon, you’re welcome to bring your gear. We can custom tailor a tour to put you in the best locations to increase your chances at bringing home dinner!
Check out our list of classes and tours, and come and see for yourself what makes paddling Trinidad so special.